Accompanied by the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Hallfríður Ólafsdóttir, the Principal Flutist of the orchestra, performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Flute Concerto No. 1 in G major (K. 313). Conductor: Leo Hussain. Recorded during a concert in Harpa, Reykjavik, March 20th, 2014. Published by the Iceland Symphony Orchestra channel.
The Flute Concerto No. 1 in G major (K. 313) was written in 1778 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Commissioned by the Dutch flautist Ferdinand De Jean in 1777, Mozart was supposed to provide four flute quartets and three flute concerti, yet he only completed three of the four quartets and two of the three concertos, this concerto, K. 313 being the first. The Andante for Flute and Orchestra K. 315 may have been written as an alternative slow movement for this concerto.
The three movements are:
- Allegro maestoso
- Adagio ma non troppo
- Rondo: Tempo di Menuetto
Hallfríður Ólafsdóttir is the principal flutist of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra. She is also the author of the best-selling children’s book, Maximus Musicus, the tale of a mouse that visits an orchestra. Ms. Ólafsdóttir, a flute player with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, wrote the book in 2008, with illustrations from ISO violist Þórarinn Már Baldursson, and a symphonic concert of the book was made last year featuring famous compositions from Ravel, Copland, and Beethoven, amongst others.